Quick facts for Andhra Pradesh Elections
|Assembly Constituencies ||175|
|Ruling Party||YSR Congress|
|Cheif Minister||Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy|
|Deputy Cheif Minister||A. Kali Krishna Srinivas|
|Deputy Cheif Minister||P. Puspasreevani|
|Deputy Cheif Minister||K. Narayana Swamy|
|Deputy Cheif Minister||Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari|
|Opposition Leader||Chandrababu Naidu|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Sh. K. Vijayanand|
|Address||H' Block, South wing,GA(Elections) Dept. |
A.P. Secretariat, Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2019 Summary
The Andhra Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Election 2019 took place on 11 March, simultaneously with the Lok Sabha Election 2019. There are 175 seats in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. YSR Congress Party scored a landslide victory by winning 151 seats of the state assembly. The Incumbent Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu was dethroned as he won only 23 seats. Jana Sena Party managed 1 seat of the Assembly. On the other hand, the Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party could not open their accounts in the election. The main competition was between the YSR Congress Party against TDP and an alliance of Jana Sena Party, CPI, CPI(M), BSP. The majority mark for Andhra Pradesh is 88, therefore, YSR Congress Party secured about 86% seats of the State Assembly by winning 151 seats.
The Overall Voter turnout for the election was 80 percent. YSR Congress had a vote share of 49.2% TDP and INC had a vote share of 39.2 and 1.17 percent respectively. This was the second election after bifurcation of the state Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This election constituted the fifteenth Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results
Previous Election Results
Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2019 Summary
The Lok Sabha Election for the year 2019 was held in Andhra Pradesh on 11 March 2019. There are 25 seats of Lok Sabha in Andhra Pradesh. Along with the general elections, elections for the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly/ Vidhan Sabha were held simultaneously. YSR Congress Party led by Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy won 23 out of 25 seats of Lok Sabha. Bharatiya Janata Party which was incumbent in the center did not win a single seat of Lok Sabha from Andhra Pradesh. Whereas the remaining three seats were won by Telegu Desam Party (TDP).
The Voter turnout for the Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2019 was 80%. YSR Congress Party had a vote share of 49.15%, TDP- 39.59%, INC- 1.29%, and BJP 0.96%. The YSR Congress Party had an increase of 14 seats as compared to the General Election of 2014. Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP had a downfall of 12 seats from the 15 seats won in the 2014 election. The popularity of the YSR Congress Party also reflected in the Andhra Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Election 2019.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Party Wise Election Results
Previous Election Results
|State||Party||Number of Seats|
|Andhra Pradesh||Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party||22|
|Andhra Pradesh||Telugu Desam||3|
Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2014 Summary
The results declared for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were not surprising as Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) have won the majority of the seats in Andhra. TDP has won 16 seats while TRS has won 11 seats.Indian Natioanl Congress INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to bag only two seats and three seats respectively. While the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSR) has won nine seats in the state. The Andhra Pradesh (AP) state gives a total of 42 members to the Lok Sabha. The first general elections were held in 1956 in the state and it has participated in another set of general elections in 2014. The Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were generally the ruling parties in the state. Congress has ruled the state maximum times since the beginning of elections in Andhra. At present, there is President's rule in the state after the resignation by its Chief Minister, Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, due to the division of Andhra and formation of the separate Telangana state. Andhra's politics was ruled by YSR Congress and TDP and opinion polls also predicted their victory in the 2014 elections. BJP who has lost its charm in AP, also tried to improve their position in the state during their campaigns.
About Andhra Pradesh Elections
Andhra Pradesh is the eighth largest state in India by land and tenth most populous state. Amravati is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telegu is the largely spoken and official language of the state. In June 2014, a portion of Andhra Pradesh was separated to form a new state called Telangana. There are about 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh.
Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy is the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh since 2019. His party had a landslide victory by winning 151 out of 175 seats of the State Legislative Assembly. Indian National Congress which had ruled the state for most of the time did not win a single seat for the 2019 assembly election. Chandrababu Naidu who was the incumbent Chief Minister faced anti-incumbency. His party won 23 seats.
The Indian National Congress party won most of the state elections from 1953 to 1983. There were 10 chief ministers from the year 1956 to 1983.
In 1983, however, there was a lot of change in the political scenario. N.T. Rama Rao, established a new party called the Telugu Desam party and within nine months of its formation, the party was voted to power and NTR became the chief minister and was the first from the non-congress party. But the party broke into two parties as the then state finance minster Nadendla Bhaskara Rao chose to separate and form the state government with the support of Congress. Later on again NTR came into power in 1984. In 1989 the congress came back to power with Marri Chenna Reddy as the chief minister and was in power till 1994.
NTR appointed his son-in-law as the revenue minister in 1994, when he was the chief minister. But due to the influence of the wife of NTR, his son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu became the chief minister and the party now came to be called as TDP (NTR). In the year 1996 NTR died and his wife succeeded after him. Chandrababu Naidu became the next chief minister for 9 years till 2004. After that the Indian National Congress again came into power and made Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy the chief minister.
The administrative structure of Andhra Pradesh is like any other state of India. A state government is elected for a period of five years. The states of India like the central government, follow the bicameral system of legislature. The lower house is called the Vidhan Sabha or the State Legislative Assembly. The upper house is called as Vidhan Parishad or State Legislative Council. The Andhra Pradesh government led by CM Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy has passed a resolution to dissolve the upper house of the legislature. The procedure requires the nod of the Parliament of India, hence it is awaiting ratification from the parliament. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is the administrative head of the state.
There are 175 constituencies in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. A party needs to win 88 seats in the house in order to form a government. The governor of Andhra Pradesh is appointed by the central government, the governor is the constitutional head of the government while Chief Minister is the de facto head.
There are 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh and 16 Municipal corporations. The Municipal corporation elections are held every five years and the elected members of Municipal Corporation are known as corporators. Just as the legislative assembly has constituencies, a municipal corporation has the area divided into certain ‘wards’. The number of wards depends on the population of the locality. The head of a municipal corporation is known as ‘Mayor’.
Below the level of Municipal Corporations, the administrative structure has ‘Panchayats’. The ‘Gram Panchayats’ consists of the administration of a village. The head of a Village is known as ‘Sarpanch’.
Issues of the State
The most prominent of all the issues of Andhra Pradesh is ‘Corruption’. In the past, many scams by the people of government have come into the light. There were reports of the ministers of the government showing high expenditure for trivial treatments.
In parallel with the other states of India, Andhra Pradesh has a major issue of unemployment. The rate at which jobs are available is not in line with the degree holders coming out of the college. The issue rocks every state election.
The state is experiencing political destabilization for a decade. It started with Rajashekhara’s death in a helicopter crash. His son, Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy led a revolt against Congress. The Naidu government that followed was later consumed with corruption allegations and many other irregularities. After a decade of destabilization, Y. S. Reddy won the state elections with a whopping margin and he is the current CM of the state.
Prominent State Political Parties
The Indian National Congress party won most of the state elections from 1953 to 1983. There were 10 chief ministers from the year 1956 to 1983. In 1983, however, there was a lot of change in the political scenario. N.T. Rama Rao established a new party called the Telugu Desam party and within nine months of its formation, the party was voted to power and NTR became the chief minister and was the first from the non-congress party. But the party broke into two parties as the then state finance minister Nadendla Bhaskara Rao chose to separate and form the state government with the support of Congress. Later on again NTR came into power in 1984. In 1989 the congress came back to power with Marri Chenna Reddy as the chief minister and was in power till 1994.
NTR appointed his son-in-law as the revenue minister in 1994, when he was the chief minister. But due to the influence of the wife of NTR, his son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu became the chief minister and the party now came to be called as TDP (NTR). In the year 1996 NTR died and his wife succeeded after him. Chandrababu Naidu became the next chief minister for 9 years till 2004. After that, the Indian National Congress again came into power and made Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy the chief minister. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy became the chief minister again by defeating Praja Rajyam Party and alliances. However, he died in a helicopter crash in 2009.
After Y. S. Rajasekhar Reddy’s death, many legislators were of the view that Y. S. Rajasekhar’s son Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy should be made the chief minister. However, top congress leadership did not agree to this and made Konigeti Rosaian the Chief Minister of Andhra. The following years only increased the resentment between Congress Leadership and Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy. In the year 2011, Jaganmohan Reddy split from the Congress and formed his own YSR Congress party. In the coming years, he was charged with corruption from CBI and was in Jail for some time. His party maintained that the case is a political vendetta from the Indian National Congress.
Currently, the YSR Congress party is the ruling party of Andhra Pradesh. The party won 151 out of 175 seats of the State Legislative Assembly. Whereas TDP is a major opposition party having 23 seats.
|The National Parties of Andhra Pradesh are:|
|Bhartiya Janata Party||YSRC||TDP||Indian National Congress|
|The Prominent State Parties are:|
|NTR Telugu Desam Party||Telangan Rashtra samity||All India Majlis e Ittehadul Mislimeen||Praja Rajyam Party|
|Lok Satta Party||Majilis Bachao Tehreek||Andhra Pradesh committee of|
|Anna Telugu Desam Party|
|Mana Party||Nava Telangana Praga Party||People's democratic front||Rajyadhikara Party|
|Telangan Communist Party||Telanga Janata Party||YSR congress party||Telangana sadhana Samithi|
There are many more parties that contest in the elections held by the state government every five years.
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Council
The legislative assembly comprises of 294 seats and contest in the elections whenever they are held. The majority of seats won will form the government. The legislative council does not have as many powers as the assembly. Here the members are elected by the assembly. In total the council comprises of 90 members.
42 members represent the state of Andhra Pradesh in the Parliament to the Lok Sabha. For the Rajya Sabha both the houses nominate members jointly. YS Jaganmohan Reddy of the YSR congress party swept crucial by-poll by winning 15 seats out of 18 assembly constituents including the Nellore Lok Sabha seat. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi won one seat and the Telugu Desam Party drew a blank. The Congress won 2 seats
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Andhra Pradesh
Shri Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar is the CEO for Andhra Pradesh. He can be contacted at 27544500/27535858 (Office) and 27544428/27544580 (Fax). One can also email him at email@example.com.
The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for the voters' education, implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, and regulation of the instructions issued by the Election Commission of India from time to time.
The toll free election helpline number is 1950.
Last Updated on April 25, 2020